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To inquire about any position, please email cover letter and resume to:

Cindy Vario
Human Resources Director
Guest House, Inc.

Database Manager

Reports to Director of Development

The Database Manager is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the Development Department’s donor/prospect database (Talisma) including daily gift entry, reports and mailings.  This position is also responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve the fundraising database.


  • Manage all donor and prospect donor research and reporting
  • Create data inquiries based on statistical analysis
  • Manage donor Talisma process and donor experience including check coding, posting, reporting, issuing pledge reminders and acknowledgement of all gifts within 48 hours
  • Perform donor research and provide giving trend reporting
  • Manage website giving
  • Manage gifts via Paypal and credit card giving
  • Reconcile contributions with Finance Dept.
  • Team lead on Talisma trainings, inquiries, guidance and staff assistance
  • Manage donor database clean up and maintenance


  • Assist with donor data entry
  • Assist with posting donations
  • Assist with processing donor acknowledgement letters
  • Assist with and participate in development dept. events
  • Serve as participating development team member


  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to create and deliver accurate, confidential and detailed reports on prospective donors
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications
  • 2+ years of donor database management (Raiser’s Edge, Donor Perfect, Talisma)
  • Operation of computer codes, applications and the generation of reports
  • Strong understanding of nonprofit fundraising operations
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively
  • Knowledge of wealth screening tools